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Milwaukee Brewers Starter Jimmy Nelson Out to Silence Pittsburgh Pirates Bats in MLB Contest

The Milwaukee Brewers host Pittsburgh on Wednesday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 68-83 mark against the 75-75 Pirates in MLB betting odds action at Miller Park.

It's a pitching duel between Jimmy Nelson for the Milwaukee Brewers (8-14 on the year) and Chad Kuhl for Pittsburgh Pirates (4-3 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Pittsburgh Pirates listed as favorites of -110 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 6.9-2.5 victory for the Pirates. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Milwaukee Brewers bring a 68-83 record to the battle against the 75-75 Pirates. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Milwaukee vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Milwaukee Brewers at No. 2 and the Pittsburgh Pirates at No. 17 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Milwaukee Brewers No. 24-rated offense, averaging 4.18 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense that ranks No. 20 at 4.59 in runs allowed per game. The Milwaukee Brewers have averaged 8.03 hits per game so far, less than Pittsburgh Pirates batters have averaged on the year (8.87 hits per game).

Milwaukee owns the No. 19 defense, allowing 4.18 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's No. 20-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Brewers, a 6-3 final on Tuesday in support of Steven Brault at Miller Park.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Milwaukee is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Milwaukee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Milwaukee is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Milwaukee is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, Thursday, September 22nd